was in the Palace end with Palace mates and neutral mates so was interesting getting some different perspectives at times...
Havent read everything on here but a lot of what I have read people seem to underestimate Palace thay are a decent team with some quality youngsters who I think will be in the shake-up for the play-offs
with that in mind I thought McCartney had a great game 1st half completely shackled Zaha who has terrorized teams at times Sam obviously did his homework and McCartney didnt let him settle on the ball once eventually forcing him to swap sides for 2nd half
Tomkins put in a really assured display and was interesting watching him bollock Faye in the 1st after he was at fault for the goal (& missed header from same straight ball 2 mins previous) who is mentoring who?!
Diop added a nice bit of steel and showed he doesnt mind moving the ball on the deck, did a good job on Williams who started to dominate the game 2nd half, Williams has a big future looking at him now at just 17
Carew came on and had a great affect by being able to hold up the ball and scare the defence at crosses previous to that Cole was bullied out of the game by Gardner he needs to man up to that in this division especially when hes on his own
Baldock really changed the game though when he came on gave us different options and was a willing runner, needs to be on the pitch more looks like he is really up for it!
some of the football was far too long ball from us at times buit when we did get it down and play we looked good (especially 4-4-2) hopefully Sam will take something away from this game as a lesson learnt
all in all a good day out, away stand looked good and noisy at times